Jaguars split two more with UT-Brownsville
Feb. 4, 2012 at 11 p.m.
Updated Feb. 3, 2012 at 8:04 p.m.
BROWNSVILLE - The University of Houston-Victoria baseball team wrapped up its season-opening series by splitting a doubleheader with the University of Texas-Brownsville on Saturday at Scorpion Field.
The Jaguars won the first game 9-8 and dropped a 6-2 decision in the second game that was stopped in the bottom of the seventh inning because of lightning.
The Jaguars (2-2) and Scorpions (5-3) also split a doubleheader on Friday.
Juan Solis hit a three-run home run in UHV's five-run fifth inning as the Jaguars jumped out to a 9-1 lead in the opener.
Solis had five RBIs and John Longoria had two hits, including a double, and a RBI and scored three runs.
UTB rallied for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, all of them unearned, against starter Tanner Hamilton.
Nick Huff came on to pick up the save.
Solis and Cory Hulsey, who scored two runs, each doubled for the Jaguars in the second game.
St. Joseph graduate Brayden Blanton pitched 1.1 innings for UHV in the second game.
He yielded one hit and had one strikeout.
UHV plays a doubleheader at Alvin Community College on Tuesday. The game will not count on the Jaguars' record per NAIA rules.
UHV 9-2, UTB 8-6
UHV 205 020 0 - 9 11 2
UTB 010 007 0 - 8 8 2
Tanner Hamilton, Nick Huff (6) and Josh Ledesma. Zach Armstrong, Mitch Schaafsma (3), Gilbert Hinojosa (5), Nick Wheeler (7) and Brad Regehr. W: Hamilton (1-0). L: Armstrong. S: Huff (2). HR: (UHV) Juan Solis (3-run). 2B: (UHV) Andrew Thibodeaux, John Longoria; (UTB) Zach Cordia
UHV 000 010 0 - 2 7 5
UTB 221 100 0 - 6 8 2
Game called in bottom of the 7th, lightning
Nathan Falkenstine, Orlando Quiroga (4), Clayton Fowler (5), Brayden Blanton (6) and Mark Macias. Adam Vera, Baylor Bickerton (7) and Juan Munoz. W: Vera. L: Falkenstine (0-1). HR: (UTB) Kyle Douglass (2-run). 2B: (UHV) Cory Hulsey, Solis; (UTB) Munoz. Records: UHV 2-2; UTB (5-3).